Waynesboro Middle School's Junior Beta Club Organizes Clothing Drive
While many children are thinking about what they want for the holidays, some Waynesboro teenagers have been competing for how much they can give.
Every year the Junior Beta Club at Kate Collins Middle School holds a big community drive, but this is the first year the club members asked for clothes. A dozen tables in the cafeteria were piled high with more than 4,000 garments Thursday.
“That's a lot. I mean I'm happy to see how many people wanted to give back to the community,” said club member and seventh-grade student Sam Pereles.
The students collected for three weeks in November, and they decided to have some fun with it. Each article of clothing collected was worth a certain number of points and the class with the most points got an ice cream party.
“It just generated all of this excitement in the school, and so everybody was like ‘I brought in clothes. I brought in some too,’” Pereles said.
In the next couple of weeks, the students will distribute the clothes to students at Waynesboro Elementary School students as well as fellow students at Kate Collins.
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